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Unusual Suspect pleases

Unusual Suspect pleases

Nov 18, 2012

It was good to see the talented but not always lucky Unusual Suspect in great form in Saturday's Listed Sandown Cup - the imposing entire finishing on strongly for a game third in the $150,000 feature. Getting back from his wide gate, the globe-trotting nine-year-old ...

Good Carnival for Kent Stable

Good Carnival for Kent Stable

Nov 14, 2012

by Adrian Dunn... A lifetime in the horse industry has taught Mick Kent many things, but foremost is that not only is patience a virtue, but it’s a non-negotiable for any trainer. Point in case Good Value, who capped a good spring for Kent when he won the Momentum ...

A Valued winner

A Valued winner

Nov 10, 2012

It is always a big thrill to win a race at Flemington during Cup Week so we congratulate Avedis Damirdjian, Rafi Poladian, Helen Vitale, Tony Beuk, Antranik Bedrosian, Domenic Piscioneri, Brian Tozer, the Two Joes & A Mario Syndicate and the A & R Syndicate on the tough ...

Summerbliss tackles Oaks

Summerbliss tackles Oaks

Nov 08, 2012

by Andrew Eddy, The Age... CRANBOURNE trainer Mick Kent attempts to buck tradition by claiming the $1 million group 1 VRC Oaks on Thursday with a filly having just her third start. But while inexperienced, Summerbliss has a vital factor in her favour. "She's a ...

Two Melbourne Cup runners - fingers crossed!

Two Melbourne Cup runners - fingers crossed!

Oct 29, 2012

by Andrew Eddy, The Age... Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent said he was most likely to pay up today for Unusual Suspect (27th) and French galloper Tac De Boistron (23rd). Kent said French star Christophe Soumillon would take his first Melbourne Cup ride on Tac De Boistron, ...

French galloper right at home at Geelong

French galloper right at home at Geelong

Oct 22, 2012

Geelong Advertiser, Ryan Reynolds TAC de Boistron's two trips to Geelong over the past fortnight will have him ready to perform at his best during the spring, trainer Mick Kent believes. The second-favourite for Wednesday's Group 3 Geelong Cup completed another ...

You Think So Flemington bound

You Think So Flemington bound

Oct 19, 2012

Promising stayer You Think So is Cup Week bound after a barnstorming victory in a 2025m Showcase event at Cranbourne on Friday night. Fresh after a disappointing run in Sydney in early September, the handsome chestnut was happier back on his home track - showing great heart ...

Geelong Advertiser - Tac De Boistron

Geelong Advertiser - Tac De Boistron

Oct 14, 2012

by Ryan Reynolds TRAINER Mick Kent's quest to race on a soft track with Tac De Boistron could lead to the French import lining up in the Geelong Cup. Kent is still in two minds over whether to head to Geelong on October 24 or run in the Caulfield Cup four days ...

Serene - is a Star!

Serene - is a Star!

Oct 14, 2012

The stable continued its winning run at Caulfield on Saturday, talented mare Serene Star increasing her future broodmare value with a barnstorming victory in the Listed Northwood Plume Stakes. Settling towards the rear in a 16-horse field, the six-year-old was behind a wall ...

Shooting High!

Shooting High!

Oct 13, 2012

The stable kicked off the Cranbourne night racing season in fine style with a winning double. And with two very smart and very exciting young horses - High Shot and Seven Degrees. Well fancied at debut, High Shot - a son of outstanding Sadler's Wells stallion High ...

Philippi maintains unbeaten record

Philippi maintains unbeaten record

Oct 06, 2012

Exciting colt Philippi made it three from three with an impressive victory in the Listed UCI (Super Impose) Stakes at Flemington on Saturday - the three-year-old taking another step towards a possible VRC Derby start. A horse who has always shown considerable natural talent, ...

SummerBliss in Spring

SummerBliss in Spring

Oct 04, 2012

Exciting filly Summerbliss gave notice that she is a horse to follow with an impressive debut victory at Ballarat on Wednesday. Trapped wide for much of the race, the daughter of Danehill Dancer began her run from the 600m - cruising up to her rivals at the turn, hitting the ...

Canonized cruises home

Canonized cruises home

Sep 27, 2012

Three times successful from just nine starts, Canonized proved a class above his rivals stepping up to a mile at Seymour on Thursday. Always travelling well for Brad Rawiller, the up-and-coming four-year-old settled nicely midfield on the rails - gaining a split early in the ...

Racing Victoria's Mick Kent Profile

Sep 18, 2012

Aussie trainer Mick Kent is embarking on a plan to claim Australia's greatest race with another French horse. He's also got some strong views on the industry as STEVE MORAN reports Trainer Mick Kent has embarked on his third hit and run trip to the UK in little more ...

Winning is a Priority

Winning is a Priority

Sep 18, 2012

A horse who has always shown excellent potential, Priority Road justified his short quote with a runaway victory at Kilmore on Tuesday. Having his first run since an eye-catching third at Listed level at Flemington on Anzac Day, the lightly raced three-year-old worked across ...

Tac continues to thrive

Tac continues to thrive

Sep 15, 2012

Tac de Boistron continues to please us with his work in the UK, settling well into quarantine and keeping good company next to Dunaden. Pictured here in full relaxation mode, the talented grey was also spied recently socializing with none other than superstar ...

Philippi steps into Philda's winning shoes

Philippi steps into Philda's winning shoes

Sep 15, 2012

Just weeks after the retirement of one of the stable's favourite and most durable gallopers Philda, along comes another good one from his family - his "nephew" Philippi looking extra smart winning at debut at Mornington on August 30 and going right on with it at ...

Serene a Mornington Star

Serene a Mornington Star

Sep 12, 2012

Wednesday's Mornington winner Serene Star is not a mare whose family is bursting with big names but the six-year-old does not know her relations are - she just knows how to get to the line! Successful at her last three - and five of her last six - and six of ten ...

Stable stalwart retires

Stable stalwart retires

Sep 02, 2012

Terrific galloper Philda has been retired - the eight-year-old set to enjoy a life as a "paddock nanny" at the home of his breeder, Rick Jamieson's Gilgai Farm. A horse who gave the stable and his owners many a thrill over a 49 start career, Philda ran a great ...

Saint makes Mark at Aust debut

Saint makes Mark at Aust debut

Sep 02, 2012

Lightly raced four-year-old St Mark impressed at his Australian debut at Ballarat on Sunday, the former New Zealander charging home to win over 1400m at his first run since February. Settling last on the heavy track, the son of Redoute's Choice stallion swung out widest ...

Philippi flies

Philippi flies

Aug 30, 2012

A horse always well regarded by the stable, Philippi raced away to an impressive debut win at Mornington on Thursday - the three-year-old sent out a warmly supported favourite. Never giving his supporters cause for concern, the chestnut travelled well just off the pace for ...

Tac de Boistron Melb bound

Tac de Boistron Melb bound

Aug 29, 2012

In an era where trainers and owners have been looking abroad for staying prospects for our major spring races, the stable is pleased to have secured exciting galloper Tac de Boistron. Half owned by stable clients with a group put together by Darren & Elizabeth ...

Our Miss Jones a

Our Miss Jones a "very, very brave" winner

Aug 26, 2012

The stable enjoyed the ups and downs of racing within the space of minutes at Moonee Valley on Saturday - cheering on promising mare Our Miss Jones to a gutsy last stride victory in the Dr. Sheahan Plate only to have her go amiss during the race. Pulled up shortly after the ...